Movies Battle Of The Coral Sea (Columbia 1959, Cliff Robertson, Teru Shimada) Published 8 months ago on October 2, 2018 During the early days of the Second World War, US submarine Dragonfish, skippered by Lieutenant Commander Jeff Conway (Cliff Robertson), heads into Japanese waters on a dangerous reconnaissance mission. Conway’s task is to track down and photograph the Fifth Carrier Division of the Japanese fleet using a camera installed in the periscope. But, as the crew returns with the photographs to safe waters, they are captured and transported to a small island owned by Eurasion, Karen Phillips (Gia Scala). There they are imprisoned along with a number of Australian troops and interrogated by dignified commandant, Mori (Teru Shimada). At first Phillips (who acts as an interpreter) seems to be siding with the Japanese. But when Mori is replaced by cruel Captain Yamazaki (James T Goto), she risks her life to aid the prisoners’ escape. Helped also by brave Australian nurse, Peg Whitcomb (Patricia Cutts), Conway and two of his officers manage to flee the island on a captured enemy boat and break through Japanese lines. The intelligence information they deliver to the American fleet ultimately ensures an Allied victory at the crucial Battle of the Coral Sea . Rugged Cliff Robertson was no stranger to the waves, having been a Merchant Marine in the ’40s. He would later be handpicked by JFK to portray him as a raw naval lieutenant in the presidential biopic PT-109 (1963) and went on to win an Oscar for his performance as the mentally retarded Charly (1968). production details USA | Columbia | 86 minutes | 1959 Director: Paul Wendkos Script: Daniel B. Ullman, Stephen Kandel, cast Patricia Cutts as Lt. Peg Whitcomb L.Q. Jones as Yeoman Halliday Cliff Robertson as Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Conway Rian Garrick as Al Schechter Tom Laughlin as Ens. Franklin Gia Scala as Karen Philips Teru Shimada as Comm. Mori Gene Blakely as Lt. Len Ross Robin Hughes as Maj. Jammy Harris Gordon Jones as Torpedoman Bates Cliff RobertsonDaniel B. UllmanGene BlakelyGia ScalaGordon JonesL.Q. JonesPatricia CuttsPaul WendkosRian GarrickRobin HughesStephen KandelTeru ShimadaTom LaughlinWar Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes6 hours ago Portals to Hell: Emerald Hill Hell House (S1EP5 Travel Fri 24 May 2019) Emerald Hill Hell House: Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman investigate a 19th-century estate in Monongahela, Pa., which is bursting with... Episodes6 hours ago Doom Patrol: Ezekiel Patrol (Season 1 Finale DC Fri 24 May 2019) Ezekiel Patrol: The Doom Patrol go their separate ways in the season finale. Airdate: Friday 24 May 2019 on DC.... Episodes6 hours ago Warrior: They Don’t Pay Us Enough to Think (S1EP8 Cinemax Fri 24 May 2019) They Don’t Pay Us Enough to Think: After a bloodbath on the streets of Chinatown, the Hop Wei and Long... Episodes6 hours ago Whistleblower Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May 2019 on CBS WHISTLEBLOWER begins its second season on Friday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), investigating the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of... Episodes6 hours ago Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson(S6EP3 ABC Fri 24 May 2019) Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson: It’s a wild night out on the planet of Kitson for the... search EPISODES Episodes6 hours ago Pitching In Premieres Fri 24 May on Acorn TV In the series opener of Pitching In, recent widower, Frank Hardcastle (Larry Lamb, EastEnders), is struggling to find the energy... Episodes6 hours ago She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May on Netflix A seriously sexy comedy and rousing celebration of female empowerment, She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 offers a timely and... Episodes6 hours ago Vida Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May on Starz Episode 7: The bar prepares to host a fundraiser for Eddy’s hospital expenses while Emma and Lyn learn the truth... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.